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Sugar Sand Beach Retreat on Grand Traverse Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Rent this beautiful Grand Traverse Bay home and it will certainly become your family's 'summer at the cottage' tradition! Relax at this peaceful north woods retreat and swim for hours, walk the sugar sand beach for miles, enjoy breathtaking sunsets and beach bonfires, and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.

This lakefront home on Grand Traverse Bay overlooks the Leelanau Peninsula. We are conveniently located in Eastport, which is between the harbor towns of Elk Rapids and Charlevoix where there is great shopping, wonderful restaurants, art fairs, and a variety of golf courses.. We are also surrounded by scenic orchards including u-pick and farm markets of all kinds for great fruit and fun!

The home is fully furnished inside and out for your enjoyment and is sure to become your 'up north' getaway!

If interested please contact owners at 231.883.2272. We are happy to answer any questions.

Additional Information: This home is located on two acres in a quiet wooded setting off a private road great for walking and biking. The two-story home offers 2700 square feet of living space: four walkout bedrooms (king, two queens, one double), three full baths (includes master), family room, living room and dining area, kitchen, and laundry. All rooms (except kitchen/baths) have sliding glass doors with Lake Michigan views and lead to extensive decks and patio in the front, back, and down to the beach. Cable TV and Wi-Fi available.

More Details

Barbara and Lee Jameson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Why Barbara and Lee Jameson chose Northern Michigan

Family Cottage for over 40 years, some of the best beach on Grand Traverse Bay, irreplaceable location and great times and memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Barbara: The cottage was fabulous and we enjoyed it immensely! The views and location were fabulous and we were very impressed by the size of your place. We have nothing but wonderful memories. Thank you for the opportunity!
Jul 2010
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Kewadin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with private bath and deck
  • Four bay side walkout bedrooms (king, 2 queens, one double)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
150 ft. of private sand beach, beach chairs, beach toys, beach fire pit, firewood for beach fires, deck furniture.


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Sugar Sand Beach Retreat on Grand Traverse Bay
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful, just as expected

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, outdoor decks and patios, sandy beach, and swimming. Can hear the waves at night even if it is calm. Lots of stairs to beach, but landings and mid deck make it OK. Close to Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Bellaire.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful Lake Michigan Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, everything you need, feels like home. Amazing beach and swimming, incredible sunsets - could not ask for more.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we met Barbara, who welcomed us to her beautiful home, we knew we had struck it rich. We were gals, one of whom had never been to Michigan. We loved the lay out of the house, fabulous kitchen, eating area, lovely bedrooms, and most of all the deck. The house is beautifully maintained, and very clean. We rushed back home every evening to sit on the deck and watch the beautiful sunsets. What a way to end our perfect days. And our friend was totally impressed. We loved every minute of it, and hopefully we will be able to visit again one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dearborn, MI

Beautiful getaway on the bay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and like the first time we were extremely pleased with the accommodations. We like to cook and the kitchen has everything you need The master suite is great and the rest of the bedrooms are nice and clean and all have door walls to the outside. This property is well kept and owners are super nice!

The sunset over the bay is amazing. We hope to stay again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vaca

  • 4 of 5

The owners were great getting info to us in a timely manner and all there recommendations on the surrounding area including restaurants were excellent. There are a lot of stairs going to the beach and a spiral staircase in the house in case you have someone who doesn't do well with stairs. The house had three good sized bedrooms and a spacious master suite. Everything you need in way of cooking/eating utensils is in the house and there was plenty of books, outside chairs,beach toys, and games. The beach was perfect, very sandy with a little bit of small rocks, and very quiet when we were there, most days we were the only ones there. Beautiful settings and great location right in between Traverse, Elk Rapids,and Charlevoix. There is plenty to do in both Traverse and Charlevoix for both kids old and young, and the wineries on Traverse peninsula/ Old Mission were amazing.


  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheaton, IL

Beautiful Home, Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our week thoroughly. The home is beautifully cared for and well maintained. The owners are very thoughtful and helpful - we felt that they really wanted us to enjoy our week. Everything about our week exceeded expectations. All of us hope we will be able to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
surrounded by golf courses
Car: necessary

Great location....quiet and up north rural and located between from two great harbor towns, Elk Rapids and Charlevoix. The area is bountiful with orchards and farm markets, golf courses, and places to hike, bike, and explore. Beautiful all four seasons!

Other Activities: Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $500

Contact us if you would like to book 231.883.2272
Occupancy limited to 8 people (adults and children)
$500 Damage Deposit due with remaining 1/2 rent 30 days prior to arrival
Saturday to Saturday; Check In after 3:00 PM, Check Out before 10:00 A.M.
No refunds are available less than 30 days prior to the reservation date unless acceptable rental can be secured.
No pets please

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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